SC getting $4M in energy efficiency rebate program

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina residents can tap into about $4 million in federal rebate cash for energy efficient appliances under a program next spring.

The State Energy Office said Thursday that rebates of $50 to $500 are available for South Carolinians who replace old appliances with Energy Star certified refrigerators, dishwashers and hot water heaters.

The $4 million in rebates are funded by South Carolina's share of $300 million in federal stimulus funds being distributed to each state for appliance rebates.

The program is expected to start in March and will continue until all the funds are exhausted. Customers must turn in their old appliances, which participating stores will then recycle.

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